Saturday, March 28, 2009

Good work, Coop

You don't immediately think of health care -- one of America's most pressing concerns -- when you think of the state attorney general's responsibilities. But our man Coop is taking action, working in concert with the NC Association of Free Clinics. Check out the coverage in:
Charlotte Observer
WCNC (NBC affiliate in Charlotte)

It all boils down to Coop, the clinics, and some businesses working together to provide prescription medicines to the uninsured. And it doesn't cost the taxpayers at all. It is funded by $2.3 million in grants from the state's share of legal settlements that involved pharmaceutical companies. This couldn't come at a more appropriate time, since we recently learned that "the ranks of the uninsured have grown more in North Carolina than in any other state since the start of the economic downturn."

See, this is why we need Roy Cooper in the Senate. The man gets stuff done, works well with others, and solves problems, while looking out both for the taxpayers and for our neighbors in need.

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